Off to Wembley, but at a massive cost: Tottenham week in pictures
By Matt Farr
Tottenham moved one step closer to a first domestic trophy win since their League Cup triumph during the 2007-08 campaign with a thumping 6-0 win over Millwall last week.
With no Premier League action for Tottenham to negotiate, Mauricio Pochettino’s side instead endured a rather quiet week at White Hart Lane, preparing for their cup clash with the League One outfit.
Nevertheless, there were still several important items on the agenda for the Spurs chief during the week, including getting another of his key first-team players to sign on the dotted line.
Ben Davies, 23, becomes the latest Tottenham player to commit his long term future to the club as he signs a new contract on Thursday.
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The full back, who has earned a regular role in Pochettino’s first team of late in the absence of Danny Rose, puts pen-to-paper on a new five-year deal that will keep him at the club until the summer of 2021.
Davies is now the tenth Tottenham first teamer to sign a new deal this season, joining Rose, Hugo Lloris, Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen, Jan Vertonghen, Kevin Wimmer, Eric Dier and Kyle Walker.
Pochettino is now working to add defender Toby Alderweireld to the list.
Off to Wembley
Tottenham fans are given further reason to cheer with their ruthless display against Millwall in the FA Cup on Sunday.
Son Heung-Min nets a superb hat-trick during the victory, while Eriksen, Alli and Vincent Janssen also get themselves on the scoresheet.
The win sees Tottenham comfortably through to the semi-finals at Wembley, where they join Arsenal and Manchester City.
Manchester United and Chelsea are set to do battle for the fourth and final place in the semi final roster on Monday.
A devastating blow
However, in booking their place in the final four, they pay the ultimate price as their star goalscorer is forced off with an injury.
Kane lasts just seven minutes of Sunday’s clash, picking up an ankle injury that could rule him out for a lengthy period.
The 23-year-old has been exceptional for the club this season, scoring 24 goals from 29 appearances, and Pochettino will be crossing his fingers in hope that the setback does not keep him out for too long.
In other Tottenham news, Gary Mabbutt believes his former club should fear no-one in their bid to lift the FA Cup.